I am more of a contemporary sci fi reader/listener. However, a friend told me about this series. Did not want to waist my time with a Lord of the Rings wannabe. However, imagine my surprise when I "forced" myself to buy the first one. You know the rest of the story. Outside of LOR, this is a really great story with an exceptional narrator. Each book expands the story and you start to get a picture of where it is going. This brings me to my rating of book 4. Weber does a great job in developing additional characters without loosing the original characters in the story line. And WOW, the battles... I am really looking forward to book 5, 6, etc...
Can Michael J Sullivan tell a story or what. Loved the way he way able to tie in the first three and still was able to set up this book as a stand alone story. Can't wait for the next one.
The story is great and action packed. However, narrator would have gotten a "5" if he just would had learned the correct way to pronounce most the names and places. Hopefully, this will be done before the next book comes out. I actually blame the narrator issues on the producer/director.
It starts pretty good, then goes into the development of multiple characters and how it impacts the "characters"...not just one main character, but three to four. Stories with in stories, which I like, but you can tell Eric did not write this book by himself. The different styles kind of jump out at you. However, then it all comes together for a super climax and setup for the next book"s". I will be getting the next one. Just wish audible would have provided books 3 through 9 too. Hopefully soon.
Taylor Anderson and William Dufris combine again to expand the world of the Destroyermen once again...and they do a great job of it. Please keep it coming but just don't take so long for the next book in the series.
Wow, Wow, Wow...and I will say it one more time...Wow. I am a big David Weber, John Ringo fan. Was looking for another author to listen too while I waited for their next books to come out. I knew Eric Flint co wrote two books with Weber, so I thought I would try one of his. As you can see from above...Wow. Now my next question if to Audible...How long is it going to take to get the rest of not just this series, but other Eric Flint books? Great story of today meeting the past. Very interesting the detail provided about the dark ages and the true evil behind those times in our history. Very good work in merging fiction and that history. Again, looking forward to the next release. One more thing, hope they do not change the narrator...he did a super job.
This book even surpasses book three in the amount of action involved. A great mix of all emotions in this one. Taylor does an exceptional job in telling an exciting and gripping story of three major battles going on at the same time. The narrator is great. I hope the production company does not make the mistake of other series and change narrators. Taylor writes and Dufris narrates an exceptional story. I can only think of one thing for Taylor Anderson to change....don't wait so long for the next book!
As with any new narrator...it takes a little while to get use to the voices. However, once you do that, the story really picks up and is very enjoyable (the "torture" and "terrorist" acts not considered). I hope it does not take so long for the next book to come out.
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